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PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM
Twelve Wagons to Make Dellverlee to
AU Parte of the Oity.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 157
THE FROST NATIONAL BANK, MAIN PLAZA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $650,000.00
SUN ANTONIO
MAYCHALLENGE
ALL THE CITIES
Boosters Believe Metropolis of
Southwest is Making-the
Best Showing.
PUBLICITY LUNCH
ENTHUSES LEAGUERS
That on some appointed day + ,
challenges should be issued by ♦
wire from San Antonio daring ♦
other cities of equivalent popti- ♦
lation to a comparison of fire
departments, public schools, ♦
civic industry, eta., was the ♦
novel advertising plan sug- ♦
gested at the Dutch lunch and ❖
booster gathering on the roof ♦
garden of the International chib 4*
last night, given by the Public- +
ity League. ♦
The plan was the suggestion +
of William Clendenin, who de ♦
dared that, in this manner, San 4>
Antonio’s name would be put ♦
into the mouths of thousands of +
people all over the land and at- ♦
tention would be drawn to its ♦
claims as the challenge city of ♦
the whole United States.
The idea was enthusiastically +
received and a press committee 4
to take in charge the movement. 4
was appointed by Chairman Con- 4
roy as follows: E. S. O’Reilly, +
George McQuaid, Erank G. 4
Huntress Jr.. G. D. Bobbins. J. 4
Emerson Smith, Chester Crowell 4
and R. E. Sherman. *
Over 200 boosters gathered around
the long tables arranged in the form
of a “U" on the roof- of the Interna
tional club. Enthusiasm was at high
tide. The audience was fairly popping
with new ideas for spreading San An
tonio’s fame. Ike T. Prynr, in a short
talk, declared that, with the proper
push. San Antonio can secure the 1910
meeting of the Trans-Mississippi con
gress and offered to guarantee to that
organization himself a fund of $5OOO,
which is required from each citv enter
taining the congress, if the citizenship
of San Antonio will stand hack of his
guarantee.
J. H. Kirkpatrick First Speaker.
J. H. Kirkpatrick was the first speak
ar called upon. Tn introducing him
Mr. Conroy quoted from Josh Billings
the statement that everyone admires a
rooster because of his crow, but the
rooster with the spurs to back up his
crow is the most of all to be admired.
J. H. Kirkpatrick, he said, was a roost-
(Continued on page seven.)
NEBRASKA
STRUCK BY
A TORNADO
Associated Press.
West Point. Neb., June 25. —St.
Joseph's Catholic church was destroyed
and a dozen residences were seriously
damaged by a tornado which struck
this town last evening. It was followed
by a cloudburst which flooded the
streets, tearing up sidewalks and doing
other damage. Reports from the sur
rounding country show that many farm
ers suffered the loss of buildings. No
casualties are reported.
HOLDS INTANGIBLE
TAX IS VALID
Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., June 25.—The supreme
court this morning held that the in
tangible tax is constitutional, but that
where its operation because of the fail
ure of county officials to make other
assessments in accordance with the law
would make the tax unequal, it would
be unconstitutional, being in conflict
with the state and federal constitutions
which declare all taxation must be
equal. The decision was given in an
swer to certified questions propounded
by Judge Lively from Dallas in a case
against the Missouri Kansas & Texas
railway.
The railroad claimed that its intan
gible property as apportioned by the
state tax board was taxed at its full
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
DETECTIVES
HAID DISTRICT.
AND ARREST 26
Young Men Found In Resorts
Are Run In and Heavily
Fined This Morning.
NEW VAGRANCY LAW
IN OPERATION HERE
++ ++++++4+4+444+4
Twenty-six young men, rang 4
4* ing in age from 20 to 25 years, ♦
4 were taken into custody and 4
♦ lodged in jail on charges of ♦
+ vagrancy, following a raid of 4
4 disreputable resorts in the 4
* trans San Pedro district by De ♦
♦ tectives Newnam and Stowe at 4
♦ an early hour this morning. The 4
♦ defendants were taken before 4
4 Judge Buckley and fines from 4
4 $5 to $25 imposed. ♦
♦ . +
+ 4. +
The fines of $25 were imposed under
the new law, which went into effect
June 12. which is said to provide a
penalty in vagrancy cases from $lO to
$2OO. The maximum heretofore under
the old law was $lO. Prosecutor DeWitt
suggested that all eases hereafter be
tried under the new law. but Judge
Buckley deferred the enforcement of
the new law' pending his becoming fami
liar with its provisions. Hereafter, jtifd
as soon as copies of the new law are
issued, fines as high as $2OO may be
looked for in vagrancy cases, especial
ly in those eases, where the testimony
shows a ' constant association with
female denizens of the trans San Pedro
district.
Entire District Raided.
The raid by the officers, which last
ed from 2 o’clock this morning until 5
o’clock, covered every section of the
district. While the plain clothes offi
cers suddenly charged the various sec
tions, several mounted police were held
in readiness and guarded the prisoners
while the raid proceeded. No particular
attention was paid with reference to
places, each being entered and the oc
cupants taken charge of. Shortly af
ter the detectives started ’to “clean
out” the district, messengers were dis
patched by several places and before
the raid had been completed there was
consternation in all quarters ami scores
inakiug hurried exits through rear doors
and jumping fences to escape the
clutches of the'law.
Amusing Incidents.
Several amusing incidents occurred
nevertheless. In one instance, a well
known vagrant in his hurry to avoid ar
rest sought to hide beneath a house, bnt
forgot to take with him his wooden
leg. Another sought refuge on the top
of a house while a third endeavored to
hide himself in a trunk, but without
avail. While being marched in a body
down to Santa Rosa avenue to the city
hall, one of the bunch tried to induce
all to make a dash for liberty. A
warning from the officers, as' they
drew their revolvers, caused them to re
main quiet.
Some May Go to Rock Pile.
The majority in default of payment
of fines were escorted to jail. Those re
maining tomorrow morning will be es
corted to the city roek pile and each
day thereafter until their respective,
sentences are served.
IS HELD IN JAIL
WHERE HE PREACHED
Tulsa. Okla.. June 25.—1 n the county
jail where he once preached. J. T. Long,
promoter of the Cross and Anchor In
dustrial school, was lodged last night,
charged with obtaining money under
false pretenses.
value in Dallas county while other prop
erty was taxed two thirds value. The
latter proposition was not disputed and
the court sustains the trial court which
perpetuated the injunction restraining
the county from the collection of taxes
on more than two-thirds of the intan
gible tax apportioned to Dellas county.
The supreme court, directs the re
duction of the assessment of the in
tangible tax be made in the same pro
portion as the value placed on other
property in the county. This rule will
obtain in all counties where it can be
shown that the mass of property taxed
is less than the full market value. The
supreme court today adjourned for the
term and will meet again the first Mon
day in October.
12 PAGES
ALDRICH SENDS
AMENDMENTS
THROUGH 0. K.
Finance Committee's Measures
Arouse Discussion But They
Finally Pass All Right.
SCRAP IRON AND NAIL
DUTY IS INCREASED
Associated Press.
Washington, June 25.—1 n the senate
today Chairman Aldrich proposed the
committee’s amendment increasing the
duty on harness, saddlery, etc., from
35 per cent ad valorem to 40 per cent
and increasing the duty on wrough and
scrap iron, etc., from 50 cents per ton
as provided in the house to $2.50 per
ton to correspond with the duty on pig
iron. These two amendments brought
out discussions by Senators Oliver, Dick,
Gore and Cummings.
The committee amendment on scrap
iron, after several antagonistic amend
ments. were voted down, was agreed
to. The house duty of a quarter of
a cent per pound on wire nails not less
than half an inch in length was in
creased to half a cen per pound.
On an aye and no vote all increases
of duty on wire nails was agreed to by
41 to 33.
BANK ROBBERY
.NEAR SOLUTION
Detectives Have Withdrawn
From Fort Worth Case t Giv
ing Grounds for Belief.
Special Diapatch.
Fort Worth. Tex., June 25.—The
grand jury is investigating the robbery
of the Waggoner Bank 4 Trust com
pany bank Wednesday afternoon. About
a dozen witnesses were examined today
and indictments may be returned this
alfernon or tomorrow. A rumor in ef
feet that the stolen money has been re
covered cannot be confirmed. Detective
Cronin of the Texas Bankes’ associa
tion and detectives representing the
Maryland Casualty company, in which
the loss was insured, have left the city.
The local police force has apparently
suspended work on the case, giving
grounds for the rumor that the guilty
party has been located.
TAKES ISSUE
WITH ALDRICH
ON PAPER PRICE
Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., June 25.—. John
Norris of New York, representing the
newspaper publishers, in an effort to
secure lower duties on pulp and paper,
sent a letter to Chairman Aldrich of
the finance committee, in which he
points out what he regards as “grave
errors of facts” in Aldrich's statement
to the senate. Norris enumerated six
teen items. He contradicts Aldrich's
statement that there had been no ad
vance in paper prices and refers to the
house committee report which show the
actual advance in paper prices aggre
gated $5,000,000 per annum. May, 1908.
COTTON CONGRESS
ELECTS OFFICERS
Texas Man Named as Vice
President and Atlanta Chosen
as Next Meeting Place.
Associated Press.
Montene, Ark.. June 25.—Officers sc
lected at the Cotton congress here today
include the following:
President, John Walker of Georgia;
vice presidents. I. Hart of Oklahoma;
W. Geary of Texas: John Parker of
Louisiana; David Francis of Missouri;
Harvey Jordan of Georgia, and W. Weld
of Arkansas. Atlanta was iyu>xud »« the
next place of meeting
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS, FRIDAY. JUNE 25. 1909.
ROY DF NINE
IS CHARGED
WITH MURDER
Is First Case of Kind In Texas
and Perhaps In the Whole
United States.
SAYS HE MEANT TO
SHOOT. BUT NOT KILI
Special Dispatch.
Waco, Tex., Ju»e 25. —George Cohen
aged 9 years, who shot and killed Mar
garet Farrell, aged 17 years, yesterday
afternood, does not deny he shot the
girl purposely, but says he did not in
tend to kill her. A complaint, charging
murder, has been filed Against the boy
by Sheriff Tilley. The date for the
examining trihl has not yet boon set.
The shooting occurred late yesterday
afternoon at Edgefield, a suburb of
Waco. The girl had a dispute with the
boy and went into his yard to continue
it notwithstanding the fact that he had
pointed the gun at her and snapped
the trigger twice before. He says Miss
Farrell slapped him and hit him with
a hammer handle. Then he snapp’d the
gun at her again and this time it went
off, the bnllet striking Miss Farrell over
the heart. She staggered a few steps
and then fell dead.
The boy summoned a doctor and ‘hen
fled, but wa« soon found by neighbors
and was taken to town and placed in
jail.
This is the first case in Texas and
perhaps in the United Idfates where a
complaint of murder has filed
against a boy of the tender age of
Cohen.
NEGRO LYNCHED
FOR BRUTAL DEEO
Attacked Girl, Cutting Off Her
Arm With Axe and Inflict
ing Other Injuries.
Associated Press.
Cuthbert. Ga.. June 25.—A mob of
fifteen masked men took Albert Reese,
a negro, from jail last night and hanged
him. Reese attacked Miss Mary Tarin
ton at her home south of this place yes
terday afternoon and with an axe chop
ped off one of the young woman's arms
and inflicted other dangerous wounds
upon her body, which will cripple her
for life.
ASKWICKERSHANI
ABOUT BIG SUITS
Culberson Wants Attorney
General to Inform Senate If
They Are to Be Dismissed.
Associated Press
Washington. June 25. —A resolution
was introduced by Senator Culberson
and passed by the senate today asking
t\e attorney general to inform the sen
ate whether legal proceedings against
the New York, New Haven & Hartford
railroad and the Boston & Maine com
pany, for violation of the Sherman anti
trust law. had been dismissed. Official
announcement of the attorney general's
direction to dismiss the suit was made
vesterday by the department of jus
tice.
LOCAL WEATHER |
I.MWMWWWAVMWMWSCSAIWMVWWSAIW
For San Antonio and vicinity,
tonight and Saturday;
~ Unskilled weather; powers
H tonight and Saturday.
— The maximum temperature
/■ for the 24 hours ending at 8
© clock this morning was 92 and
Uy the minimum was 76.
f* 1908 1909
4am 72 76
rs Sa. tn 71
If 8 a m 76 77
" 10 a. in 83 M 2 |
5 12 noon 87 87
1 p. in 88 90 ।
CITY WILL LEVY
BACK TAXES DN
WESTERN UNION
Mayor Callaghan Announces a
New Featuie In Fight Against
the Telegraph Company.
WILL BE OF INTEREST
TO OTHER TEXAS CITIES
In addition to being compelled to se ,
cure not only a state but a city- permit I
to do business, which the Western Ln .
ion Telegraph company must do, ac
cording to the decision handed down
by the Third court of civil appeals at |
Austin, Mayor Callaghan, today an I
nounced that, the company would be
placed on the tax rolls, not only for the
current year, but would be levied
against for all back taxes due San An
tonio by the company.
Tn the event the city succeeds in
forcing the Western Union to pay back
taxes, which extend back for a period
of approximately 15 years, every city
in the state will doubtless take simi
lar steps.
Mayor to Conduct Fight.
The decision of the court of appeals,
according to Mayor Callaghan, is time
ly and shows that the company must
beyond a doubt apply for a franchise
to do business. Mayor Callaghan de
elares that the Western Union will he
compelled to submit to have its fran
chise taxed ajid that he will personally
conduct the fight and see that it is
done.
The mayor contends that the Western
Union, like every other corporation in
this city, should pay on its franchise.
1 The franchise is subject to a reasons
i ble taxation, the mayor contends, and
; while the Western Union is profiting
from its business by reason of doing
I business in this city, he believes the
I corporation should be forced to lend
its support to the government by pav
ing proper taxation.
According to the mayor, every other
corporation has been convinced and the
highest courts haie sustained that fran
chises are taxable. The mayor says
that the city assessor will place the
Western Union Telegraph Company on
the city's rolls, not only for the fiscal
year, but for all years back. This will
mean that the company is liable to the
city for an amount, when calculated,
will reach into the thousands of dol
lars. The city proposes to enforce the
collection of said back taxes, which
it will maintain is due and should be
paid the city.
New Feature in Contest.
This is a now feature on he ffght
against the Western Union Telegraph
company, and the first of its kind in
the state.
In the event the city of San Antonio
is successful it means that every other
eHv in the state in which the Western
Union is doing and has been doing bus
iness can collect back taxes due. which,
taken collectively, amounts to nothing
less than a fortune.
The mayor, in discussing the question
today, staled that the claim by the
officials of the Western Union Tele
graph company that they were operating
under n federal charter, which gave
them a right to do business as a road
and telegraph line, had been decided
againsl it in a case sent up to the su
preme court from Massachusetts, where
the state authorities had assessed the
companv on its capital of $lOO,OOO in
proportion to the numbe rof miles of
telegraph line had within said state.
The highest courts sustained the state.
The mayor is also in possession of a
ruling from the supreme court in which
the Western Union itself was involved,
showing that while a franchise must be
obtained, the said franchise is subject
to taxation.
Says City Has Upper Hand.
In the opinion of the mayor, the fight
against the Western Union Telegraph
company, which has been in progress
for over a year in this city, will termin
ate in the near future. He is confi
dent the city of San Antonio has the
upper hand in the contest, and express
es the opinion that the officials of
the company realize that the inevita
ble must be met in the near future.
Notice was served on Manager New
ton of the Western I'nion in this eWy
to remove the wiring on West Com
merce street, the erection of which re
sulted jn a fine being imposed in the
corporation court the other day and
in which a notice of appeal has bean
filed. The city authorities announce
that in the event the wire is not mov
ed within 48 hours additional charges
will be filed.
REDUCTION IN OIL PRICE.
Associated Press
New York. June 25.—The Standard
Oil company today announced a reduc
tion in the price of oil of 10 cents per
100 gallons.
12 PAGES
MARYLAND CRIME IS
COUNTRY-WIDE IN ITS
MANY RAMIFICATIONS
LEON LING IS
ABOARD SHIP
ON ATLANTIC
Sailed From New York as a
Member of Crew of Steamer
Aizonian on June 12.
HE SENT TELEGRAM
FROM WASHINGTON
<
(
i
Associated Press. 11
Norfolk, Va., June 25. —The Hawaii
an Steamship company steamer Arzo i
nian, which sailed from Norfolk yes
terday bound for San Francisco, has j
aboard Leon Ling or Lang, who signed I
as a member of the vessel’s Chinese
crew in New York June 11. He left
on the steamer June 12 for Lambert's I
Point, where, she yesterday finished |
takging on a full cargo of
coal for the Pacific coast.
Associated Press.
New YorlE. June 25.—The fact that
the telegram sent to the parents of Elsie
; Sigel from Washington on the night [
1 of her disappearance, assuring them of
I the safety and promising her early re
turn, had been sent by Leon Ling, the
young Chinaman whom the police
charge with her murder, was estab
lished today by Detective Van Wagner,
who returned from Washington armed
with the original telegram. Detective
Van Wagner was able to compare the
admitted handwriting of the missing
Chinaman with that on the telegram 1
form and the similarity was marked. 1
The detective also found a number of I
persons who had seen Leon in tbe Na
tional hotel at Washington and all ■
doubt of his having been in the capitol
on the day the telegram was sent have
been removed.
The police and district attorney's
office have practically reached the con
clusion that there is no good basis for
the reports that Leon is in hiding in
Chinatown.
SUICIDE IS
IDENTIFIED AS
ABSCONDER
Special Dispatch.
San Angelo. Tex., June 25. — Ralph
Perch, the mysterious character who
suicided here Monday by taking car
bolic acid, was positively identified this
morning as David H. Barker, cashier of
the Wells Fargo Express company, hot
Springs. Ark., who absconded in March,
1907, with about $30,000 of the Wells-
Fargo funds.
MRS. GOULD GRANTED
DECREE AND ALIMONY
Associated Press-
New York. June 25. —A separation
decree was granted Mrs. Gould, with
alimonv of thirty six thousand dollars
per year.
Justice Dowliug in his decision said
the evidence was all in favor of Mrs.
Gould. A stay of thirty days in the
execution of the judgment was grant
ed.
' -
Associated Press.
New York, June 25.—Katherine Cie
merits Gould, who is suing Howard
Gould for separation and alimony of
$250,000 a year, experienced another
long ordeal on the witness stand today,
when she was under the cross examine
tion of her hnsband's counsel. Mrs.
Gould in her direct testimony, made a
general denial of all allegations of in
toxication and improper conduct of
which she had been accused by wit
nesses for the defense. She explained
her friendliness with Dustin FNrnum.
VELVET ICE CREAM
**TaatM Lika Mora."
At fountains. Orders for Ladles* Re
ceptions. Club Affairs and family trade
a specialty.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
Suspected Murderer of Mrs.
Woodill Is Shot Down By
a Pursuing Posse.
WOMAN'S LIFE WAS EVENTFUL
Half Dozen Cities Interested In
Latest Big Sensation.
WAS 1 PROTEGE OF LYMAN GAGE
Associated Press-
St. Michael’s, Md., June 25. —The
coroner has in his possession a letter
found on Roberts addressed to Vinnie
Bradcombe. in which the writer states
he had been out in a boat with two men
LYMAN GAGE
and two women, who were all drunk but
himself and one girl, and that one worn
an struck another over the head with s
wine bottle and killed her.
Late this afternoon the coroner s jury
decided Roberts committed suicide. A
general inquest will be held tonight.
St. Michaels. Md.. June 25.—Emmett
Roberts. newspaper correspondent,
magazine writer and author, wanted for
the murder of Mrs. Edith Woodill, was
shot to death by a sheriff’s posse while
resisting arrest off the wharf at Mc-
Daniel early today. Roberta fired one
shot from his revolver, but it was with
out effect.
Roberts entered a boat and was row
ing up the river when he was observed
and followed by tfie sheriff's posse,
some members of the posse on shore
and others in a boat. As he was near
ing the wharf from which point he is
supposed to have fled. Roberts was or
dered to throw up his hands. He did
not uttar a word, but rose in the boat
with a revolver in hand, which he
quickly levelled at the party on shore
and fired. Myer Crone, a special depute
returned the fire and Magistrate WHl*\
who was one of the party, discharged
a shotgun at Roberts. Crone finng the
second shot. During the fusihde Rob
erts dropped in a heap in his boat, the
revolver falling at his side. He was shot
through the mouth.
Roberts had a bottle of poison, in his
pockets and a number of letters. The
body was brought to St. Michaels.
(CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE 1
rhe actor, in chat she shoply desired te
solicit his aid in some of her plans to
return to the stage after she and Gould
separated in July. 1906. The trial is
expected to be completed today
Attorney Nicoll asked Mrs. Gould it
it was true that she testified she had
never been intoxicated or uader the
influence ef liquor in her life.
“That is absolutely correct Mrs.
Gonld said positively Nicoll then re
ferred to an affidavit made by Mra
Gould and Dustin Faron m, tbe actor,
in Mrs. Gould's previous alimony suit.
“You both swore in those affidavitv
it was the whole s»ory of your acquain
tance, acts or relationship, did you
not?” asked Mr. Nieoll. reading Meh
statement at the conclusion of th.- af
fidavit.
“Yes. but l mar have forgotten some
thing.” replied Xlrs Gould. Can Mel
for both sides agreed that Mrs. Gould
aud Farnum met nineteen times in all,
of which Mrs. Gould said eighteen v ere
by appointment.

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